John Peterson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- National Institutes of Health News
This National Institutes of Health News article documents a study being done to use two compounds associated with Florida red tide to treat mucus build-up related to cystic fibrosis. Researchers began looking at the toxins associated with red tide to create "anti-toxins," which led them to question the anti-toxin's usefulness in fighting cystic fibrosis.
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biosphere:Microbiology and Health, Ecology:Food Webs, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeywords: HAB, harmful algal blooms
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